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Peter Wehner


Peter advises on all individual and collective employment law issues, in particular on the employment law aspects of company acquisitions, IPOs, restructurings and executive matters. 

His clients benefit from his extensive experience in complex transactions and restructurings as well as negotiations with employee representatives. Peter is characterised by a high level of entrepreneurial thinking and thus offers his clients genuine added value from day one. 

A particular focus of his work is pensions, in which he advises on the design, implementation and modification of pension schemes as well as concepts for carve-outs and de-risking of pension liabilities. Efficiently structured pension systems represent a decisive advantage both in the transaction environment and in day-to-day administration – regardless of whether this involves structural considerations in transactions, the replacement or restructuring of pension systems or the carve-out and financing of pension liabilities. 

In addition, he advises and represents clients in employment, conciliation board and pensions disputes. 

As a member of Eberbacher Kreis, the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA) (Steering Committee) and of the German Working Group for Occupational Pensions (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für betriebliche Altersversorgung e.V. – aba), Peter is actively involved in shaping the latest trends in the field of pensions. He is an extremely sought-after and esteemed speaker and seminar leader on topics from the fields of employment, pensions and benefits, inter alia, as a lecturer at the SRH University Heidelberg. 

Published Work

  • Wehner, P. (2022) "BAG 9 AZR 217/20 - Beschäftigungsanspruch - unternehmerische Entscheidung - Wegfall der Beschäftigung infolge Umorganisation"; BB 2022, 1151-1152 
  • Wehner, P. (2023) "Kommentar Entgeltrisikotragung - Betriebsrisiko bei einer Corona-Pandemiebedingten Betriebsschließung "; BB 2023, 640 
  • Wehner, P.; Hotze, B. (2023) "Auswirkungen des Boniverbots im StromPBG und im EWPBG auf die Vergütung von Vorständen, Geschäftsführern und Aufsichtsräten"; DB2023, 643 
  • Wehner, P (2023) "BAG zum Beginn des Kündigungsverbots während der Schwangerschaft", EFAR 



Rechtsanwalt Deutschland, 2009


Zweite Staatsprüfung, Hamburg, 2009

Erste juristische Prüfung, Erfurt, 2004

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.